Boškinac has a unique location, one that offers exceptional comfort and tranquility in the lovely surroundings at the top of the fields that stretch between the towns of Novalja and Stara Novalja. Surrounded by pine woods, vineyards and olive groves, the hotel is an ideal getaway spot for anyone looking to reconnect with nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mediterranean. It can be reached by car, bus, ferry or catamaran from several bigger cities on the Croatian coast. While there are no direct flights to the island of Pag, the trip from the mainland gives travellers a chance to explore some of the country’s unique attractions before getting to their destination.
Visitors arriving by car or bus can reach the island via the Pag Bridge or the Prizna – Žigljen ferry line, which connects the northern side of Pag to the mainland. Taking the road from Žigljen to Novalja and then the bypass in the direction of Stara Novalja leads to a crossroad with a large sign for Boškinac. The road on the right leads to the hotel.
Visitors who are not arriving by car can take the catamaran line that connects Novalja to the neighbouring island of Rab and the city of Rijeka. Catamarans sail daily on a set schedule throughout the year. The hotel is situated 2.6 km from Novalja and 8 km from the Žigljen ferry port.
Nearest airports to Novalja
The nearest airport to Pag is in Zadar, located about 100 km away. Direct transfers from the Zadar Airport to Pag can be easily arranged online before arrival. For visitors looking to make a stop in Zadar, there are several daily bus lines from the Zadar bus terminal to Novalja.
Other relatively nearby airports are the Rijeka Airport, located on the island of Krk, about 115 km from Novalja, and the Split Airport, situated in the town of Kaštela, 187 km from Pag. Visitors travelling by car can take the Adriatic Highway to Prizna (from Rijeka) to catch the ferry to Žigljen or drive to Posedarje (from Split) and cross the Pag Bridge and get to the island.
Visitors arriving from Dubrovnik (380.9 km) by car can take the long, scenic route on the Adriatic Highway to Posedarje and cross the bridge to Pag. Those without a car take the bus to Zadar and then to Novalja, or they can catch a ferry from Dubrovnik to Split before boarding a bus to Zadar.
Zadar to Pag
Travellers arriving via Zadar can stop to visit some of the city’s best known attractions. These include the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Church of St. Donatus and the Archbishop’s Palace. Not far from these are two unique pieces of public art, the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The Sea Organ, an architectural object that uses the energy of sea waves to play music, can be seen and heard in the western part of the city’s sea promenade. It is easily recognized for the cascading steps that descend into the sea. Located right next to it, the Greeting to Sun is a circle of multi-layered glass plates that collect solar energy during the day and produce an impressive light show after sunset.
Zagreb to Pag
Travellers taking the mainland route to visit Croatia’s capital before arriving to Pag can reach the island by car or bus by taking the A1 highway (Zagreb – Split) to the Posedarje exit and crossing the Pag Bridge, or by exiting the A1 at Žuta Lokva and then taking the E65 road to the Prizna ferry terminal.
To make the trip truly unforgettable, travellers can also visit Croatia’s largest national park, the Plitvice Lakes. Known for its 16 terraced lakes connected by waterfalls, the UNESCO-protected park can be reached from the A1 highway at the Karlovac, Otočac or Gornja Ploča exits or from the D1 state road (Zagreb – Split) between the towns of Slunj and Korenica.
Special gourmet weekend offer
Visitors looking to spend a weekend relaxing on the beautiful island of Pag in the early spring can try some of the island’s best specialties as part of the hotel’s special weekend gourmet offer. Guests who book a minimum stay of two nights at Boškinac between March 17 and April 27 can enjoy buffet breakfast and two 5-course menus at a special price. An extra bed for children aged 12 and younger is free of charge.
Owners of electric cars can use the hotel’s two Tesla charging connectors or a universal charging system to charge their vehicles. Those travelling across the country can find all the charging stations in Croatia at Tesla.com.[:]